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February 16, 2018

Candidate Profile: Fayrouz Saad



Fayrouz was born and raised in Michigan and has spent her career serving the public, most recently for Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. After graduating from the University of Michigan, Fayrouz began her career as a field organizer for the Kerry Campaign working in Michigan’s 11th Congressional District. She went on to work for Michigan State Representative Gino Polidori, where she led successful efforts to reform foster care, securing unemployment benefits for military spouses and banning texting while driving. Fayrouz joined a non-profit organization to encourage civic engagement and voter participation. Fayrouz then accepted an appointment in President Obama’s Administration at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), where she worked to strengthen community policing efforts in the fight against terrorism, protect state and local critical infrastructure, and strengthen our nation’s cybersecurity. After the Deepwater Horizon oil spill wreaked havoc along the Gulf Coast in 2010, Fayrouz helped coordinate the Department’s emergency response efforts to stop the spill and clean up our coasts. After serving in the Obama Administration and completing a Master’s Degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Fayrouz returned home to Michigan to contribute to Detroit’s revitalization. In 2015, Fayrouz became the first Director of Detroit’s Office of Immigrant Affairs under Mayor Mike Duggan. Fayrouz also served as the Board Chair for Emgage-USA MI

Platforms: Extending healthcare coverage (expanding Medicare), Creating a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, Protect environmental regulations